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We respectfully acknowledge the sacred land on which Fall for Dance North operates, and upon which our events and activities take place.  It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and it is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit, in addition to other peoples, both named and unnamed.  Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, and on this territory.

Fall for Dance North thanks the following funding partners for their ongoing support:


Fall For Dance North's third International Presenters Program (IPP) took place from October 3-5, 2019.

The IPP is an industry-specific program which runs parallel to our Mainstage festival in Toronto, Canada, consisting of a series of daytime short-form and full-length showcases as well as networking events. Access to see IPP showcases and attend networking events is intended for industry professionals and is by invitation only.



  • a platform for Toronto and Ontario based artists and companies to showcase tour-ready works to presenters/ programmers from across Canada and abroad

  • an opportunity to connect artists with presenters/programmers, increasing artists’ visibility and building contacts in the industry

  • a chance for international presenters/programmers to discover Canadian dance artists

  • an opportunity for presenters/programmers to network and catch up with one another


This year, attending presenters will get to see FFDN’s mainstage performances as well as select short-form and full-length showcases featuring tour-ready works from Toronto and Ontario based artists. FFDN showcases will mostly be performed at IPP’s main hub the Harbourfront Centre, and are curated by the artistic leadership of FFDN with input from the IPP Artistic Advisory Committee.

An additional showcase will be hosted and curated by our 2019 IPP Showcase Partner - Dancemakers.

The FFDN IPP is generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.

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2019 IPP Artistic Advisory Committee

Peggy Baker - Artistic Director, Peggy Baker Dance Projects
Emily Law - Independent Dance Artist & Co-Artistic Director, Mix Mix Dance Collective
Tina Legari - Associate Dance Producer, National Arts Centre
Cynthia Lickers-Sage - Executive Director, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
Vicki St. Denys - Director of Dance, Ryerson School of Performance, Ryerson University

FFDN Artistic Leadership

Artistic Director, Ilter Ibrahimof

Executive Producer, Michael Caldwell

Our Valuable 2019 IPP Partners

Showcase Partner – Dancemakers


Dancemakers is committed to developing the field of contemporary dance practices. Through residencies, performances, workshops and ancillary activities, Dancemakers animates a space where practitioners and publics engage in a discourse around dance.

Dancemakers will curate and host one IPP showcase in their studio theatre in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Artists interested in participating in the Dancemakers showcase are invited to apply through an Open Call. More information on the Dancemakers website. Deadline is July 19th, applicants will be notified of the status of their application by August 10th, 2019. 

Venue Partner - Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative not-for-profit cultural organization that creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public. In 2018, Harbourfront announced its new international dance series Torque.

Harbourfront will generously act as the main hub of IPP and host the majority of the showcases and networking events.

Community Partner - Choreographers Network Toronto

FFDN will be teaming up with the Choreographers Network Toronto again in 2019. This year, we are arranging a choreographer/presenter round table - an opportunity for Toronto choreographers to connect and engage with more local, national, and international presenters. Click here for more information. 

FAQ’s for Artists

  • How do I get selected for the IPP?

    • Participation in the FFDN showcase and full-length performances is by invitation only. Artists are encouraged to invite IPP Artistic Advisory Committee members (listed above) and FFDN’s artistic leadership to any upcoming performances and studio showings. You can send invitations to:

    • There will be an Open Call in May 2019 for the showcase curated by Dancemakers.

  • Do I get paid to participate in the IPP?

    • FFDN offers a modest honorarium for participating artists. This honorarium is aimed to cover basic admin costs only. It is not intended to cover rehearsal or performance fees.

  • Will I get to meet presenters?

    • Yes, we invite all participating artists to select IPP networking events.

  • What are the chances my work will get booked by a presenter?

    • While our mission of the IPP is to increase exposure of Canadian dance artists to the international community by providing a platform for artists’ work to be seen by visiting presenters, we cannot guarantee any works will get booked. We highly encourage artists to stay in touch with presenters they meet at the IPP and assist with personal introductions where possible.

  • I’ve never participated in this type of activity, what type of support is there for me?

    • FFDN is happy to offer participating IPP artists support and guidance with their preparation for the event.

  • Can I apply for funds to pay for my participation?

    • There are limited public resources available from the Ontario Arts Council and other funding bodies. Check their websites for more information on guidelines and timelines.

FAQ’s for Presenters/Programmers
  • Is there travel and accommodation support available?

    • International delegates have access to limited travel and accommodation support on a first-come first-served basis.

    • Canadian delegates have access to discounted hotel rates. FFDN is happy to provide invitation and support letters should you require them for funding applications.

    • Please be in touch with Christina Giannelia at for more information

  • What other activities occur at FFDN?

    • Along with all daytime industry IPP activities, invited delegates will see Mainstage performances at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Ryerson Theatre along with site-specific performance(s) at Union Station. In total, you’ll see works from  20-25 artists/companies.

  • What else is there to do in Toronto?

    • Toronto is one of the world’s most multicultural cities with plenty to offer from an excellent waterfront to a bustling downtown. You’ll want to come back year after year!